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Tuesday
May072013

Viewing Alert: Grey Goose 19th Hole From The Players

I'll be on this week's special Wednesday edition with John Feinstein and David Fay...for da full hour.

Should be a lively discussion covering the many interesting issues in the game, including the continuing buzz over the Tiger drop, Vijay's non-sentence, anchoring and much more.

The show airs Wednesday at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT and replays at 1 am/10 pm PT.

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Thanks. I don't always agree with Feinstein, but his comments are often unique, interesting. Much like Mitch Albom on ESPN's Sports Reporters, he makes me stop and listen because it's usually from a different slant, one I had not thought of.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
I hope you can draw Junior out of his shell.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Matthew IV
Hope this formula works. Am actually eager to listen. However the two topics you mention above are fully cooked meat. Hope the Producers feed you three some rawer meat to gnaw on.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
Could be a great show.....

except for that brassy voiced host. I just can't watch (listen) to that show anymore.

Well maybe to listen to Geoff.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
Looking forward to your thoughts and picks for the Players. I'm in love with the host Lara Baldesarra. I think she's great! Hopefully she'll ask you guys about your US Open predictions as well.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commentergreg
thanks for the heads up. Now I can get some much needed sleep instead of listening to the canadian and the blowhard as well as that dude from the usga.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterthemerk
''host Lara Baldesarra''

Stanley, is this the host(ess) you do not care for? Is it her voice, her questions, something else, or just the whole shootin' match? She has some sort of bizarre ''accent'' or something on certain words or vowel sounds- is that it? While I really did not like her *at all* when she first was on the Golf Central /Tiger Update Daily at 5 central time, I have not seen her on the GG, a show I like, but have not seen in a while due to ''scheduling problems'' ie: only able to DVR 2 shows--soon I am changing equipment and that will no longer be a problem--- but anyway-- is tis the ''host''?

I will be sure and catch it- the GC casts all seem to respect Geoff's take on issues, and refer to his finger on the pulse of the overall golfing world via this here blog, and all of the fine folks who drop in, including you ,what?

Geoff, be sure and give a shout out to all of us here at Shackalodean Central- and you can do that by blinking your eyes. I would personally like for you to send out special ''thanks'' to Chico, who provides us with a balance with his multi-talented background- and you can do that by using the catchword ''the'' in a sentence. I'm sure Chico would be thrilled to have a bit of personal affection thrown his way by this gesture. Remember, the catchword is ''the''! Exciting times here in Shackville.

Tommy, I was hoping you were going to have a ''Player's Banner'' this week, as we all know, the Player's IS a major.

Good luck with the show today Geoff.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Baldesarra is Torontonian. If she really let her accent flow, there would be a lot of "no dooot abooot it"s and "ooot and abooots"s and "I'm going to Tim Hoootin's for a dooonut." etc etc.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Foster
Darn Robert- you nailed it. I didn't knuuuw waht was sneaking in to her schtick, but that is the soooound I was hearing.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Written as the break before the TW ''drop'' is to be discussed.

Nice that Fay let everyone else speak for a few seconds. The entire ''anchored putter'' segment was dominated by Fay, who has become more long winded than I am, ,who could have ever thought!

Man Geoff, I sure wish you'd have nailed him on the POTUS issue in his discussion of 1989 ruling. Hope you discussed it off camera.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Review, part 2.

Well done, Geoff.

While I disagree with your want to let callers be available to the rules officials, I believe you represented it all pretty well. However, I do not see how TW was ''saved'' by a caller (Eger) Had he not called, the drop would not have been reviewed, no penalty assessed, no scorecard signing issue. It was a ''viewer'' calling in that started the whole deal.

Glad to here you are going to Rio. We all expect beach pix, oh, and some golf course prelims as well. You had a very valid point about the 72 hole format at the Olys, but Fay seemed to talk louder, and that is about all I can say for him. He seems to have gotten the ''I'm on TV bug, worse than Bubba.

What's the most dangerous place at the Player's? Between David Fay and a camera.

Finally, I thought your wonderful assessment of the Sawgrass course was terrific! I hope the club listened to you, and that Pete comes to management and says,''This Shackeled Ford kid seems to really get it. Do what he says!

And back to part one: In retrospect, when Fay said that they did not look at the ''stroke'' in 1989, they were looking at the equipment-- and then answered DTF's eternal question, ''Why now?'', by saying that the reason for the ''review'' was because of the majors being won with long putters ....''Oh, 100 percent.'' So there, Del. Straight from the Fays face! That would have been the perfect time to ask ''Why were the putters allowed in 1989?

Because the President of the United States was using one, and it would have been an embarassment to say the most powerful man on earth was ''cheating'', which is what the little chicken sxxxt countries who are USA haters would have done. Fay did the right thing- the putter needed to be allowed.

Will someone in the media have the huevos to expose this information? It is not a ''party issue'', this was done for the good of the country.

Alright , I'm done. Othe than the anchored putter segment, where Steve needed to put Fay on the clock, all was pretty darn good.

And Fay was full of bull feathers on the slow play issue- Geoff, you were totally correct, and next time be more assertive, or bring a cattle prod to get Fay to STFU! :) That is how Del gets a good tee time.

PS: David, if you can stop talking long enough to read this blog, I ask you to answer the questions I have put forth. Your bud, Hannigan reads this. Call him Frank, If you can get a word in, ask him to read this, and answer me. I'll get him tickets to the egress at Madison Square Garden.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Nice work, Geoff. Really liked the polar opposite stance to Feinstein on the call-in issue. Your assessment of PGAT player, true as it is, might necessitate AAA service on your rental car tires.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Why is digsouth the only one with the huevos to talk about the POTUS factor?
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Dig south: Tiger was saved because many people that DVR'rd it or watched the replay later would have called in after Tigers post round story about dropping two yards back. Heck, maybe even the ANCG would have looked at it again after what he said.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Digsouth,
If Eger doesn't call, Tiger brags about dropping 2 yards further away after the round, then viewers chime in when he reveals that (which happened), then RIdley has to DQ him because there was no mistaken review of the tape. This was outlined in Golf World in a story by yours truly. ;)

Also, the scenario Mark gave could have happened too.
05.8.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
Mark, Geoff- got it. The interview escaped me.
05.8.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Feinstein wrong about Rangers/Caps. Ha Ha
05.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterclashman

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